We recommend you
bring flashlights in the event of a power failure at the cottage. In rural
areas, interruptions to electrical power supply may last a little longer
than in the city. Also, remember that the water system operates on an
electrical pump. Therefore, do not run the water when the power is off.
A system of roof solar
panels is used as a primary source of heat for water. In case of hot water
shortage please turn on an auxiliary water heater, located in the basement
by the stairs. Simply open a panel at the bottom of the BAXI water heater
and switch to the ON position. Please don't forget to turn the heater off
at the end of your rental period. There is no need to tweak/adjust any
other controls in the basement.
There is a place
designated for making a campfire. Before leaving the area pour water on
all fires, to ensure they are completely out. The axes are provided. Use
caution when using them and keep them out of reach of children.
Before lighting any
fire out of doors, check with the local Township office regarding fire
regulations, restrictions and permits required. Do not make a large fire
as nearby trees and brush can catch on fire.
For an interior
fireplace the firewood is stored outside, by the garage, and a written
instruction is located on the fireplace mantel.
garbage outside the cottage unless it is in a tightly covered container.
There are wild animals in the surrounding forest that can be attracted to
the garbage. All garbage must be removed from the property at the end
of your rental period. Any garbage left at the cottage premises will
result in a $50.00 disposal charge.
Location of nearest landfill: Garbage may be taken to Iron Mine
Landfill site (see the enclosed map for directions). Summer hours of
operation: Tuesday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 1
p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and holiday Monday 12 p.m. to 6
p.m. Winter hours of operation: Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
If bags of
household waste are taken to the Iron Mine Landfill site without a bag tag
a fee of $1.00 must be paid to the landfill attendant. To avoid paying at
the landfill site we provide you with two (2) free Bag Tags, which are
good for 2 big bags of household waste. Bag tags are not required for
waste materials placed in the recycle bins, such as bottles, jars and
Our cottage uses
a private, drilled well. The water is safe to drink, but many cottage
renters boil their water, or bring in drinking water from an outside
source. Cottages with wells or lake water supply use an electric pump to
provide water inside the cottage. The pump will go off and on when the
system requires water. Please note that it normally should NOT run for
more than 10 minutes straight or so, when there is no water being run. If
you believe there is a problem, turn the pump off until you have contacted
us to determine if there is indeed, a difficulty.
Many cottages operate
on a septic system which is very sensitive. The basic rule is DO NOT PUT
ANYTHING down the toilet other than natural waste and toilet paper (and be
conservative with the paper).
* Use one-ply paper whenever possible.
* No paper towels, Kleenex, tampons, pads, matches, hair, grease, strong
chemicals, etc. These are guaranteed to back up the system.
* Also, it is easier on the system if you flush only when necessary.
* If the power goes out for a period of time, and you need to flush the
toilet more than once, fill the tank up with water from the lake if
possible, then flush.
* See note under “Power/Heat Source”.
The septic bed (identified outdoors as the large, flat/level open section
of the lot) can be easily damaged by excessive weight.
* Do not drive over, or park any vehicles in this area.
* Septic systems have a maximum capacity with regard to use (i.e. number
of persons, washrooms, laundry, etc.). Do not exceed the maximum number of
persons determined for this cottage and indicated on your rental
Water in the faucets
and shower is very hot. Please exercise caution and mix it well with cold
water before using.
Thank you for your
consideration in leaving the cottage (inside and out) thoroughly clean and
tidy, as it was for your arrival. Please remember that it is required that
the cottage be left thoroughly clean and tidy. If the property requires
additional cleaning following your departure, deductions will be made from
your security/damage deposit to cover the cost.
Location of cleaning supplies: under kitchen sink
Please do not burn
any foreign materials (i.e. wood) in the BBQ. The BBQ grill should be
cleaned/brushed after each use. Make sure the lid is open and the match or
lighter burning BEFORE you turn on the propane. After each use, turn off
both the BBQ ‘On/Off’ valve and the tank valve.
Our cottage is
equipped with a VCR/DVD system. TV programming is NOT available.
NOTE: If we have
not indicated that a piece of recreational equipment is available on the
Cottage Inventory List, then it is not for the use of renters. Therefore,
if there is a boat at the cottage, but one is not listed on your Cottage
Inventory list, PLEASE DO NOT USE IT. Right now we can only provide you
with use of a paddle boat and a water bike. Please enjoy them and
make sure they are pulled out of the lake when not used and that they are
secured at night. Please remember that the use of this and other
recreational equipment is at your own risk, and all necessary
precautions must be taken.
No RVs or tents allowed on cottage property at any time.
When boating, remember that one approved life jacket or personal
floatation device for each person on board is required by law. It is
recommended that you bring your own.
You are at Davis Lake.
The lake looks small, but it's very deep. The water surrounding the wooden
dock is shallow. The bottom of the lake is muddy and full of seaweeds. We
advise you to wear a life jacket before going swimming.
In the cottage
blankets and pillows are provided with rentals. Please bring your own bed
linens and towels.
The Cottage Community
communities are very tight-knit and neighbours look at for one another.
Out of respect for other cottage owners and for the owners of the "Cozy"
cottage please be respectful in terms of noise level and standard boating
and water regulations. Your consideration of the owner’s place in that
community will be appreciated. No loud parties or noise after 10:00 p.m.,
observe regular boating and water guidelines, etc.
Should you decide to
leave the cottage/property for any period of time, please ensure all
windows and doors are locked.
Most of the cellphones work in the area of the cottage.
Nearest payphone is in
Medical facilities are in Minden.
Should you need to
contact the Owner please call 416-832-3838
The closest towns
are Kinmount (5 km) with a grocery store, LCBO and a movie theatre, and
Norland (11 km). In Coboconk there is also an IGA, LCBO, Beer Store, CIBC
Pets are welcome,
however please keep your pet on a leash, or near you at all times. Do not
allow your pet to disturb the neighbors. Your efforts to “stoop & scoop”
will be appreciated by the owners and the next guests.
If you have a pet allergy please contact Chris Properties so that they may
verify with the owners as to the last time a pet was at the cottage.
The maximum number
of persons permitted at the cottage, including children, daytime &
overnight guests - 10
Maximum number of vehicles permitted at this cottage, including daytime &
overnight guests - 3
Failure to adhere to these maximums will result in either immediate
eviction without refund, or a $100 per night (or per day) charge for each
Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
Check-out time is
12:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated on your booking confirmation form.
Please adhere to this schedule in order that there be sufficient time for
any cottage maintenance and preparation for the next cottage guests.
Please ensure that all keys are returned to our office, located in
Mississauga. Late check outs will issue a $50.00 charge.
Please remember to
take all of your personal items when you check out. If requested, the
cottage owners will retain any forgotten items for a maximum of 2 weeks
while you arrange to pick them up. The cottage owner will not be
responsible for returning any forgotten items by mail or courier, etc.
country, there is an over-abundance of insects and creepy-crawlies, and
we, as humans, can do very little to control these critters. To discourage
insects and small rodents, please keep exterior screen doors closed at all